I sing with Jesus

27 Jul

a song of Jesus, Psalm 115

The last song the disciples heard, sung, spoke with their teacher Jesus were the Psalm series 113 – 118. This Psalm series was, is traditionally sung at the Passover meal. The first two, 113 and 114 before the meal: the others are, were sung after. Mark’s Gospel tells us,

“When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives” Mark 14: 26

At this last meal, a supper, Jesus breaks bread and drinks wine; he teaches by washing the disciples feet; he sings to and with his friends. The first song he sings with the disciples Li es after thee meal is Psalm 115 and this song, this prayer, is about idols. Wood and stone; hold and silver. Inanimate objects. Not dead, as they have never felt life’s breathe or a breeze; not alive as they touch and feel nothing.

Jesus will soon die. His human life that he feels so passionately and intensely; that he so embraces and loves will end. He will be inanimate as an idol.

Yes, his eternal spirit lives. And it lives with all the memories of foods and smells; healings and sicknesses. Jesus shows us by singing this Psalm that he is fully human, while God. He is totally, fully, completely man.

How do I know?

Psalm 115 tells me so.

I pray the Psalms each day. As I move thru the end of July 2020, this is how I prayed, sang this Psalm, with Jesus,

Psalm 115

1 Not to us, Lord, not to us

    but to your name be the glory,

    because of your love and faithfulness.

-Lord, Acts 4:12 tells me that there is no other name given to me that saves, – help me to pray your names as I pause, move, struggle thru any day, today – thru all and any days-

2 Why do the nations say “Where is their God?”

3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.

4 But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.

-But you my Jesus, you are the exact opposite of these idols- so, keep me, your dear child, from idols (1 John 5: 21)-

5 They ( opposite of those inanimate idols without are life ) their mouths, but cannot speak, their eyes, but cannot see.

no songs, no vision, no joys-

6 They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.

no empathy, no sympathy, stone; yet you, my Lord are human, Superhumanly, you feel everything- you can’t stop feeling, even me –

7 They have hands, but cannot feel,

-but you, my Jesus feels- you came to earth to feel –

feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

-all idols are statues- and all that admit them into their hearts, minds and spirits, became stone and wood, unfeeling – help me be as fully human as I can be my Lord, as human, if possible, as you-

9 All you Israelites, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.

10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.

11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.

He protects us on his cross; His cross is our shield-

12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us:

He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron,

13 he will bless those who fear the Lord—

small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.

15 May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

He blesses-

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.

17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord, those who go down to the place of silence;

18 it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord.

-I love you Lord Jesus. I love you-

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